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Noun: surprise  su(r)'prIz
  1. The astonishment you feel when something totally unexpected happens to you
  2. A sudden unexpected event
    - turn-up [Brit, informal]
  3. The act of surprising someone
    - surprisal
Verb: surprise  su(r)'prIz
  1. Cause to be surprised
    "The news really surprised me"
  2. Come upon or take unawares
    "She surprised the couple"; "He surprised an interesting scene"
  3. Attack by storm; attack suddenly
    - storm

Derived forms: surprised, surprises, surprising

Type of: act, affect, alteration, amazement, assail, astonishment, attack, change, disruption, impress, modification, move, perturbation, strike

Encyclopedia: Surprise, New York